Entries by see stern

March 8th – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8th to honor the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. This year, we have chosen to celebrate this day in an eight-hour long celebration at the Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem, with online panels, performances and movie screenings. Due to the COVID19 Pandemic […]

Food & Identity – Easter and Ramadan Video Specials

Food is central to our sense of identity and a rich source for the discovery of cultures and narratives. Following the international trend and increased demand for cooking and baking videos during the time of the pandemic, the Willy Brandt Center decided to produce a special series of culinary videos, mirroring the history and traditions […]

Hackathon Against Violence Against Women (Interview)

On the night between the 18th and the 19th of April 2021, 14 youth movements met in a so-called hackathon in the Brain Embassy in Tel Aviv, to jointly search for solutions against violence against women. Among those youth movements were long-standing partner organizations of the Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem, such as Hashomer Hatzair, […]

Hashomer Hatzair Deutschland: Pessach Seminar & Empfang

In March 19-21, Hashomer Hatzair Germany & ROSBOT* organized a seminar with 40 activists and educators from Germany, Israel and Poland, in cooperation with the Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem. The activity was followed by an open reception (Pessach-Empfang) hosted by Ken Berlin. This was the first in what Hashomer Hatzair Germany is hoping to […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a Tribute to J.D. Kirszenbaum 

January 27th is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Around the world, and at the Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem, we commemorated the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirmed our commitment to stand against antisemitism, racism, and all other forms of intolerance. In addition, this year we wanted to give a special tribute to the Jewish painter Jesekiel David […]

“We Are in the Same Storm, But Not in the Same Boat” – The Impact of Covid-19 on Our Lives

For many of us, the Corona virus and the governmental measures that have been taken, have led to radical changes and challenges on various political, social and economic levels, as well as on a deeply personal level. Things we took for granted are no longer permitted or socially accepted. Traveling, meeting, handshakes, hugging, and going […]

Online Lecture on ‘Jewish Diasporism and the Yiddish Culture Movement’ by Isabel Frey

The political ideology of “Jewish diasporism”, as an intellectual tradition and a contemporary social movement, takes the form of a reclamation of diasporic cultural heritage, against the backdrop of Zionism’s “negation of exile” and the systematic erosion of diasporic Jewish cultures through the homogenization of Jewish national identity in Israel. One case of contemporary diasporism […]

Café Europe

‘But in the last resort, every shadow is also the child of light, and only those who have known the light and the dark, have seen war and peace, rise and fall, have truly lived their lives.’                                                                                    ― Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday    Through his masterwork The World of Yesterday, Austrian writer […]

Movement Sessions 

In days of nationwide lockdowns, when everybody has to face stagnation and distance, the Willy Brandt Center wanted to invite its friends and social media followers to be more aware of their body and to trigger health activities by connecting and moving together from a distance. We therefore organized two free online movement sessions for […]